Chemical and Biological Engineering (2020)
The Chemical and Biological Engineering programme covers the production and processing of biochemicals and related materials, including the design and operation of reactors and separation processes. The programme combines the traditional process engineering fundamentals with chemistry, advanced biochemistry and microbiology. This programme provides an excellent basis for a career in the chemical, material, bioprocess food and pharmaceutical industries focusing on developing highly valuable products.
Chemical and Biological Engineering is available as a specified programme for the BE(Hons).
To complete the specified programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering, students must complete the following programme.
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Students must take the following papers: CHEMY102, ENGEN101, ENGEN102, ENGEN103, ENGEN112, ENGEN170 and ENGEN180.
Plus 15 points of electives from: BIOEB101, CHEMY101, ENGEN110 or ENGEN111.
Students must take the following papers: ENGCB223, ENGCB224, ENGCB280, ENGEN201, ENGEN270, ENGEN271, ENGME221 and ENGMP211.
Plus 15 points of electives from: BIOMO203, CHEMY203 or CHEMY204.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN272 (in place of ENGEN271).
Students must take the following papers: ENGCB321, ENGCB322, ENGCB323, ENGCB324, ENGCB380, ENGEN301, ENGEN370 and ENGEN371.
Plus 15 points of electives from: CHEMY201, CHEMY202, BIOMO303, CHEMY303, CHEMY304, ENGEV341 or ENGEN390.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN372 (in place of ENGEN371).
Students must take the following papers: ENGCB521, ENGCB580, ENGEN570 and ENGEN581.
Plus 30 points of electives (with no more than one 300 level paper) from: BIOMO303, CHEMY303, CHEMY304, ENGCV323, ENGEN391, ENGEV341, ENGCB523, ENGCB527, ENGEV541, ENGEV542 or ENGME580.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology 20A (Hamilton) An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a tour of the major forms of life and their defining characteristics. CHEMY101 Structure and Spectroscopy 20A (Hamilton) & 20C (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity 20B (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. ENGEN101 Engineering Mathematics 1A 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Mathematics 1B 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20C (Hamilton) A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20G (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton) Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Application of freebody diagrams and equations of equilibrium to calculate internal and external forces and moments on/in structures and mechanisms. Kinetics and kinematics of particles. Geometric properties of areas. ENGEN111 Electricity and Electronics 20A (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Hamilton) Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce... ENGEN170 Engineering and Society 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga) Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOMO203 Microbiology 20A (Hamilton) This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental examples. Students will acquire skills in microbiological laboratory techniques, data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. This paper is required for the Molecular and Cellu... CHEMY201 Organic Chemistry 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of carbonyl groups and multiple electrophilic substitutions of aromatic rings, also an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry is provided. CHEMY202 Physical Chemistry 20B (Hamilton) This course covers aspects of physical chemistry including thermodynamics and phase equilibria; chemical kinetics; conductance and electrochemistry. CHEMY203 Inorganic Chemistry 20A (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of inorganic chemistry including structure and reactivity of the main-group elements; point-group symmetry; molecular orbital, crystal field theories; transition metal coordination complexes. CHEMY204 Analytical Chemistry 20A (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of analytical chemistry including characterisation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass-spectrometry (MS); qualitative and quantitative analysis of mixtures using gas chromatography (GC) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) ENGCB223 Fluid Mechanics 20B (Hamilton) Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes, ducts and channels, and external flow over objects. ENGCB224 Heat and Mass Transfer 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered. ENGCB280 Process Engineering Design 1 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools. ENGEN201 Engineering Mathematics 2 20B (Hamilton) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them. ENGEN270 Engineering and Business 20A (Hamilton) This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business... ENGEN271 Engineering Work Placement 1 20X (Hamilton) First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 20X (Hamilton) First work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamics 20A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines. ENGMP211 Materials 1 20A (Hamilton) This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOMO303 Advanced Microbiology 20B (Hamilton) The paper will provide knowledge of microbial functions and the role of the microbiome in human and ecosystem health. CHEMY301 Advanced Organic Chemistry 20A (Hamilton) This paper covers advanced aspects of organic chemistry including pericyclic reactions, natural product chemistry, organic synthesis including retrosynthetic analysis and stereo-electronic influences in carbohydrate chemistry. CHEMY302 Advanced Physical Chemistry 20A (Hamilton) This course covers advanced aspects of physical chemistry including quantum mechanics and spectroscopy; statistical thermodynamics; surface chemistry. CHEMY303 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry including heavy transition elements; f-elements; organometallic chemistry of main group and transition metals; bioinorganic chemistry; solid state chemistry. CHEMY304 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers advanced aspects of analytical chemistry including inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), Mossbauer and Raman spectroscopy, quality control and assurance, sampling techniques and method validation. ENGCB321 Thermal Engineering 20B (Hamilton) Application of engineering thermodynamics to steady and unsteady industrial processes, including, steam boiler systems, advanced power and refrigeration cycles, cooling towers and plant utility systems ENGCB322 Chemical and Biological Operations 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers the principle and application of enzymes, concepts of fermentation technology, principles of bioreactor operation, bioprocess variables and their measurement, key product separation techniques, and bioprocess economics. ENGCB323 Chemical Reaction Engineering 20A (Hamilton) This paper is an introduction to the quantitative treatment of chemical and biological reaction and reactor engineering, including homogeneous and heterogeneous reacting systems. ENGCB324 Mass Transfer Operations 20A (Hamilton) This paper covers the application of heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamics to chemical and physical separation process. ENGCB380 Process Engineering Design 2 20B (Hamilton) Conceptual and detailed design, costing and economic assessment of chemical, biological and materials process plants, including software and numerical simulation, separation trains, heat exchanger and pump sizing, and reactor kinetics. ENGCV323 Water Engineering 2 20A (Hamilton) Application of hydraulics and hydrology in water engineering such as design of water distribution systems, fundamentals of flow in open channels, design of hydraulic structures, fundamentals of surface water hydrology, rainfall-runoff models, analysis and modelling of hydrological processes, fundamentals of groundwater hydrology, d... ENGEN301 Engineering Mathematics 3 20A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 20X (Hamilton) Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 20X (Hamilton) Second work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEN390 Special Topics in Engineering 1 20X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN391 Special Topics in Engineering 2 20X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGCB521 Advanced Process Control 20A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies. ENGCB523 Advanced Energy Engineering 20B (Hamilton) Application of engineering thermodynamics, process integration and pinch analysis to energy systems including renewable energy systems and energy storage, small and large industrial utility systems with and without cogeneration, distributed and smart energy systems, and green buildings. ENGCB527 Advanced Biological Engineering 20A (Hamilton) This paper will cover various kinetic aspects of the upstream and downstream segments of a fermentation process. ENGCB580 Process Engineering Design Project 20D (Hamilton) This paper will cover various aspects of biochemical engineering used in producing biologically derived products including fermentation, downstream processing, and meat processing. ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 20D (Hamilton) The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication. ENGEN581 Honours Research Project 20D (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton) Final year honours research project carried out on a topic assigned and supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN583 Special Topics in Engineering 3 20X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV541 Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering 20A (Hamilton) This course covers advanced aspects of design and operation of unit processes in water and waste water treatment, and process modelling and simulation tools such as Biowin and Superpro Designer. ENGEV542 Waste Minimisation Engineering 20A (Hamilton) Design of processes for the handling, recycling, reuse, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions, odour, particulates, and air pollution control systems. ENGME580 Product Innovation and Development 20A (Hamilton) ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 September 2019 10:51am